10 Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms and Grandmas!

Mothers Day

The best gifts come from the heart, so let the kiddos be creative with these fun gifts for mom or grandma! Don’t forget a handmade card! Try adding origami tulips or one of these fun FREE printables or activities. Make sure to add the top 10 reasons your mom or grandma is special.

Mason Jar Photo Vase

Get crafty and make a special gift that is sure to melt moms’ heart!

  • Mason Jar – any size
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Favorite Photo
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Flowers

Instructions: Clean, wash and dry a mason jar. Using the paint color of your choice, paint the entire outside of the jar and allow to dry. Once dry, glue a special photo to the front of the jar and allow to set. Fill the jar with moms favorite flowers.

Snack Stash Box

It’s convenient and portable and will be a pleasant way to give mom a sweet little pick-me-up!

  • Plastic Container with Compartments
  • Assorted Candies, Chocolates or Snacks
  • Bow or Ribbon
  • Label (optional)

Instructions: Fill each compartment in the container with moms’ favorite treats or snacks. The possibilities are endless, but you can include chocolates, mints, gum, nuts or dried fruit. Close the container tightly, add a bow and a “Mom’s Snack Stash” label to decorate.

Paper Flower Photo Bouquet

These gorgeous blooms are cheerful and will last forever!

  • Cupcake Liners
  • Glue Stick
  • Photos
  • Straws
  • Vase or Jar
  • Small Candies

Instructions: Cut the photos in circles to fit the kiddos faces in the liners. Trim the liners to have petals or leave as is. Glue the photo carefully into the liner and attach a straw to the back of the liner. Fill the vase or jar with small candies and place the flowers.

Heart Sharpie Mug

Create a beautiful work of art that mom can cherish as she sips her coffee or tea!

  • Color Sharpies
  • Ceramic Mug
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Oven

Instructions: Cut out a heart shape out of paper – or any shape of your choice. Lightly tape the back of the shape to the mug. Using sharpies, draw designs, make dots or doodle on the mug. When your design is complete, remove the heart shape template. Place the mug in a cold oven and then turn it to 250° and bake for two hours. Allow your mug to set overnight. Gift with moms’ favorite candies, teas or coffees or turn it into a cute little planter.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Bring the spa home with this easy-to-make face scrub!

  • 1 c. Sugar
  • 1/4 c. Coconut Oil*
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mason Jar
  • Ribbon

Instructions: In a mixing bowl, add the sugar and slowly begin adding the coconut oil*. The coconut oil may be substituted with almond, jojoba or grape seed oil. Combine until the mix becomes light and fluffy. Next, add in 10-15 drops of essential oil and stir. Place your completed scrub in a mason jar, secure the lid and complete with a bow.

Photo Memory Clock

It’s time to showcase some cuteness with this fun gift!

  • Small Battery-Operated Clock
  • Printed Photo
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions: Remove the glass or plastic carefully from the clock and remove any backing. Cut out a small hole in the center of your photo for the clock arms to come through. Carefully slide the photo over the clock arms and place it onto the backing. Once you are satisfied with the placement, lift the photo in portions and add drops of glue. Smooth down to get rid of any air bubbles. Trim to remove excess photo remnants. Re-assemble the clock, including the glass or plastic. Allow to dry overnight. Don’t have a small clock? Make this gift using a picture frame and a clock kit instead! Either way, mom will savor time with this sweet photo memory!

Handprint Oven Mit

Give mom a helping hand with this sweet homemade keepsake!

  • Oven Mit
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paper Plate
  • Sharpie
  • Ribbon

Instructions: Pour paint onto a paper plate. Help the kiddos dip their hand in the paint and gently place it over the oven mit and press down. Carefully bring their hand back up, leaving an adorable print on the mit. Allow the handprint to dry. Have each child sign their name under their handprint and write a sweet message to mom. Decorate with a ribbon bow.

Popsicle Stick Magnet Frames

Create unique and modern frames to show off family photos!

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Washi Tape
  • Markers
  • Magnets
  • Glue
  • Photo(s)
  • Ribbon

Instructions: Decorate popsicle sticks using Washi tape or markers. Get creative and make fun patterns or designs. Once done, line up the sticks and glue together. Once glued, carefully flip over and place two additional popsicle sticks as support and glue. On the same side, glue on magnets. On the decorated side, glue on your photo. Fasten ribbon or a bow and allow to dry.

Silly Face Soaps

All in clean fun – make mom laugh with some super silly soaps!

  • Clear Glycerin Soap
  • Essential Oil (any scent)
  • Milk Carton or Soap Mold
  • Camera or Phone
  • Clear Packaging Tape
  • Transparency Paper
  • Microwave-Safe Bowl
  • Scissors
  • Printer
  • Toothpick

Instructions: Take some super silly face photos! Then, print your desired photo(s) on transparency paper and allow to dry for a few moments and then cut out. Carefully place a clear piece of packing tape over the photo and trim the excess. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the soap according to package directions and stir until smooth. Slowly add in the essential oil and stir. Pour soap into your mold and top with your photo cutout. Caution, the soap will be hot so be sure to use a toothpick to adjust the photo in the mold. Allow the soap to set for two hours before removing it from the mold. Wrap and its ready to gift!

Thumbprint Flower Planter

Create the most unique designs with your very own fingerprint!

  • Wooden Box or Planter
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper Plate
  • Flowers
  • Soil

Instructions: Paint a wooden planter in one solid color and allow to dry. Pour assorted paint colors on a paper plate. Carefully press your thumbprint in the paint and make the shape of flowers on the planter. Once your flowers are done, use a paintbrush to draw grass, leaves and stems. Allow the planter to dry completely before adding soil and flowers or make it a gift basket by adding flower seed packets, garden gloves and tools!

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